Radiometric dating calibration
People wonder how millions of years could be squeezed into the biblical account of history. Christians, by definition, take the statements of Jesus Christ seriously.Clearly, such huge time periods cannot be fitted into the Bible without compromising what the Bible says about the goodness of God and the origin of sin, death and suffering—the reason Jesus came into the world (See Six Days? He said, This only makes sense with a time-line beginning with the creation week thousands of years ago.It makes no sense at all if man appeared at the end of billions of years.We will deal with carbon dating first and then with the other dating methods.
He was employed at Caltech's Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences at the time of writing the first edition.
About 26 dating techniques can be applied to dating deposits and deformation of late Cenozoic age (past few million years).
These techniques can be grouped as numerical, relative dating, and correlation.
Correlation techniques are locally useful and depend on recognition of an event whose age is known, such as a volcanic eruption or a paleomagnetic reversal.
Geologic studies of active tectonism are greatly aided by definition and time calibration of local stratigraphic sequences.
Carbon has unique properties that are essential for life on Earth.